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Happy holidays from OB2C!

December 19, 2016

Every year before Thanksgiving, Eric and I start thinking about what image we’d like feature on our Christmas cards. We enjoy making and printing our own cards. It’s a fun way to work a little creativity into the season. Eric has a high-quality printer, so normally we just buy blank cards and envelopes and print them up. But this year, Eric sent them off to be four-color offset printed because it was actually cheaper. We were a little disappointed in the quality—the color registration was off on the inside message, although the cover images seemed to be sharp. I think we’ll return to our DIY-printing tradition next year.

We couldn’t decide between two photos that Eric took a few years ago. One is Duke, barking at the dining room window against a background of snow-laden rhododendrons. The other is kitty prints in the snow on our deck. So, we printed them both. Why not go with a cat and dog theme? It was fun to match up what I thought each recipient would like most.

You can pick your favorite!

Boxer at window looking out on snowy rhododenrons

May the wonders of the season fill your heart


Cat prints in the snow

Prints of Peace


Happy holidays to all of my blog friends and followers. Best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous 2017!

D’Arcy & Eric and the furry gang at Our Bungalow’s 2nd Century

Green ginkgo leaf with 1913 - 2013 below it


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  1. I received the paw prints and totally love it! You have a great holiday, too.

  2. Merry Christmas to you and Eric. I would have enjoyed receiving either since we only have dogs now but used to always have a cat and a dog. Excellent photography!

  3. Barbara H. permalink

    Love them both but especially the message Prints of Peace. Happy holidays and a wonderful new year to you both.

  4. Anita Jensen permalink

    We got the paw prints and I loved it! The picture of Duke, though, is awesome! You could send out both cards to everyone, just to make sure. Have a great holiday. We’ll miss you at Periwinkle

  5. Tom and Judy permalink

    Even though we have cats, I think the one with Duke and all of the snow is wonderful. Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and safe New Year.

    • Hi T&J … I’ve always thought that pic of Duke was cute, too. Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you in Austin!

  6. Elizabeth Nash permalink

    I enjoy your adventures in s bungalow we too live in a Californian bungalow as they are known in Australia ours is built in 1923 and I have created Christmas cards this year that feature our dog and cat so great minds think alike

    • Hi Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by! I didn’t know the California bungalow craze spread to Australia. Merry Christmas to you and your pets!

  7. I can’t decide! They are both adorable.

  8. Africadayz permalink

    I can’t decide either… Love the prints but that one of Duke is gorgeous. Happy Xmas to you both and to your whole furry household.

  9. “Prints of Peace” made me smile 🙂 Love them both! They’re both fabulous in different ways. Happy Holidays to you all!

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